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Best way to manage a QSEHRA (Small Business HRA)?

Hi! We currently only only have owners on payroll and do not qualify for small business group healthcare plans. It seems that the QSEHRA is our best option right now. I was wondering if anyone has experience implementing and managing a QSEHRA? Trying to determine if it is something I can handle between Quickbooks and my payroll vendor or is it worth purchasing specialized software like: http://www.cobrasolutions.com/QSEHRALandingPage.asp or https://www.takecommandhealth.com/blog/qsehra-and-payroll Cheers!

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As an expert in small business, small business HRA can be best managed if the reimbursement on healthcare are done and all employees are included into the insurance. It is prudent to handle the insurance and factor it in your payroll to avoid penalties. It is worth purchasing a software if the assignment is bulky but if not, consider doing it in your usual payroll. However, you can still buy the software for improved efficiencies and easier retrieval of information.


Answered 4 years ago

If you have decided to implement the qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA), or small business HRA, it is important to manage and administer it appropriately. Here are three key points to keep in mind when managing QSEHRA:
a. Update your plan concurrently with staff changes: One of the few certainties in life is that it is constantly changing. Likewise, your company is certain to see staffing changes through the years as employees move on or retire and new workers come on board. As your business evolves, it’s crucial to update your QSEHRA to reflect changes in personnel, as the eligibility parameters set forth in your QSEHRA plan documents must line up with the roster of workers enrolled in the QSEHRA.
b. Record reimbursements and store documentation: You should also take steps to ensure your business properly documents reimbursements and stores the documentation in accordance with IRS and Department of Labour rules. Under federal law, businesses are required to show documentation verifying at least seven years’ worth of HRA-related expenses and supporting documentation. For more in-depth guidance on documentation, see IRS Publication 583.
c. Evaluate allowance amounts annually: At some point, your business may wish to change employees’ monthly allowance amounts under the HRA. You can do this if you follow proper QSEHRA notice requirements. Many business owners include a monthly allowance adjustment as part of their annual benefits review.

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Answered 2 years ago

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